Ulster County Legislature Resolution 273 to drop the litigation with the Catskill Mountain Railroad did not come up for a vote before the 23 legislators, because the resolution was stopped in the Laws & Rules Committee by three legislators: Ken Ronk (728-3276), Kevin Roberts (566-7663), & Lynn Archer (626-7358). Call them at the above phone numbers and ask them to change their votes so we can stop spending taxpayer money to hurt the Kingston Plaza train ride tourist attraction which is helping our economy by bringing people into Kingston and Ulster County to spend money and have fun.
Ralph Mitchell, Kingston
Oughtta be a crime
Selling pure public water to a corporation to be bottled and resold in a deli in Manhattan should be a crime. It is stolen from us. Clean water is our most precious natural resource in this American northeast. Clean water is disappearing worldwide. Every drop from every faucet should be appreciated as if it were a diamond dropping into the drain. More so. We can live without diamonds.
Kingston City Government: What are you thinking? The loss of almost 2 million gallons every day of a rare, life-giving, endangered resource overwhelms any gain you make in fees, jobs, and taxes. The jobs will be low-pay; the corporate profit margins from our water, enormous. And Cooper Lake virtually dried up during a drought just two years ago. If water is low, who will have priority, the Kingston Fire Department or Niagara Corporation?
Residents of Painted Post, a town in Western New York, sued and won because their town government sold 1 million pristine gallons a day from their aquifer. The corporation that bought it, a subsidiary of Chevron, is appealing.
Water drinkers from all towns should watch a documentary, “Flow” or “Tapped” or “Blue Gold” and then speak out at the Kingston Common Council meeting on Oct. 7 at City Hall, 420 Broadway. Any water we save will be our own.
Joan Walker-Wasylyk, Woodstock
Is WiFi safe?
Can WiFi harm your child’s DNA? Will exposure to electromagnetic frequency (from cell phones, laptops, wireless routers, iPads and other WiFi devices) increase your child’s risk for leukemia, autism, ADHD, ADD and other neuro-dysfunctions?
Does WiFi increase your chances of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia?
Dr. Martin Blank, Ph.D. is coming to Woodstock to answer your questions about WiFi. He has been studying the health effects of WiFi for 30 years. His new book, Overpowered, is available at the Woodstock Library.
Please mark your calendar now, and plan to join us at the Woodstock Elementary School auditorium on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free event! You may submit questions for Dr. Blank to Amy at the Woodstock Library.
Our well-being and the safety of our children depend on us.
Catherine Sklarsky, Lake Hill